The youth sections of the Tropical 7s bring 24 teams to Tampa for this coming weekend's massive event.
Over 170 teams in various brackets will compete, but right now we're looking at the U14 and U12 teams.
The National 7s Youth Rugby Championships is now pretty much fill, with just a few open spots in the Girls U14 bracket.
There is, however, a waitlist for some brackets.
City youth programs will face off this weekend in the Los Angeles area for the 2023 Urban Rugby Championships.
The tournament was born out of a meeting between ICEF Rugby founder Stuart Krohn (LA), and Memphis Inner City Rugby founder Shane Young. The two realized they were of like purposes and decided to work together as part of an Urban Rugby Initiative.
Player registration in youth and high school rugby is ahead of where it was a year ago, according to US Youth & High School Rugby.
Registration numbers for specific states: Texas, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee, have already exceeded the number of players registered for the entirety of the 2022 spring season.
The National 7s Youth Championships will return for its third year June 9-11, 2023 in an expanded form.
Held in Cleveland, Ohio, the tournament has, in its first two years, seen top U15 7s teams facing off over two days.
In 2022 Belmont Shore took the Girls Championship, while Tribe Rugby took the Boys Championship. The Tier II Boys was won by the Celina Legion.